You rub your eyes, but they won't stop itching. When you look in the mirror, they are red and puffy. What's going on? Do you have a strange sickness? No you have a common problem called conjunctivitis.
Viral conjunctivitis is often caused by the same viruses that cause the common cold (called adenoviruses). It also may be caused by herpes simplex virus and the virus that causes measles.
The symptoms of conjunctivitis will depend on what's causing the condition. However, the two main symptoms are usually: Only one eye tends to be affected at first, but symptoms usually affect both eyes within a few hours.
One can get conjunctivitis by looking at a person suffering with same-it is not an airborne disease and spreads only through contact. Using any eye drop prior can prevent conjunctivitis-there is no preventive anti-viral eye drop.
Conjunctivitis commonly happen during late fall and early spring and usually attends common colds and upper respiratory tract inflections like sore throat and runny nose. Just like common colds, the condition resolves in a few days. 65% of cases s...